Mikaël Kingsbury, Chloe Dufour-Lapointe lead Canadian sweep of overall World Cup moguls titles
Canada also takes Nations Cup
With the overall moguls title already wrapped up, Mikaël Kingsbury didn't even need to race in Saturday's dual event in downtown Moscow to know he'd be lifting the Crystal Globe.
However, the final race of the season gave the Canadian a chance to pad his career-record win total, and he did just that by scoring yet another victory at the FIS World Cup finals, putting an exclamation point on a dominant season.
"It was a different feeling entering this competition without much pressure knowing that I had already clinched the Crystal Globe," Kingsbury said.
"I was pushed hard by the other skiers though and really gave it my all each time and especially against [Benjamin] Cavet in the finals. Overall I'm pretty happy with my day and to walk away with this title."
Benjamin Cavat of France lost in the big final to the 23-year-old from Deux Montagnes, Que., for a second-place finish.
Kingsbury's teammate Phillipe Marquis took the final spot on the podium.
"I'm proud that I won more than half the World Cups this season. It was a shorter season for us, so I really made a point to be consistent every competition," Kingsbury said. "I'm heading in the right direction with my skiing and I'm excited for the World Championships next year and the Olympic Games the year after that."
On the women's side, Andi Naude of Penticton, B.C., snagged a silver medal in an event that saw each of the Dufour-Lapointe sisters miss the finals.
Despite the less than stellar finish in Moscow, Montreal's Chloe Duflour-Lapointe captured the overall moguls title, and was awarded the Crystal Globe.
Her sister Justine finished second-overall for the season.
"I feel like I reached the goal that I had at the beginning of the season and that was to be consistent throughout the year. That's what you need to do to win the Crystal Globe and I am extremely proud of myself," Chloe said.
"I really gave it my all at every single competition this season and only missed the podium twice. I'm going to work even harder in the off-season to work on the little things, but I will also take the time to really appreciate this moment."
Catch more coverage of the event on Road to the Olympic Games on Saturday at 4 p.m. ET on both CBCSports.ca and CBC Television.